spring traditions

From Easter to May Day, Henrietta Easton explores some of our more unusual spring traditions… Words by Henrietta Easton

facts about st patrick

St Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland – is steeped in mythology. Here are 10 things we think we know about the man, known as the "Apostle of Ireland".

British towns and villages often have their own quirky traditions, and few display them quite as ardently as Olney on Pancake Day,...

Taking a journey back to the golden age of travel, Clare White enjoys the night train to Oxford and back again

Made up of the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands (Furness), there are some long-standing and unusual...

mistletoe tradition

Mistletoe hung above the door is often seen as an invitation for a Christmas. kiss, but the plant has a long history,...

piel island

Our writer Emma Longstaff explores a quirky 170-year-old tradition on the Cumbrian Piel Island which has its very own reigning monarch


So much more than merely dining alfresco, in Britain picnics offer an insight into the British psyche says Sally Coffey

best villages in the cotswolds

From honeypot towns to villages that look like they’ve fallen out of the pages of a fairy-tale book, here are the best...

The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla took place on Saturday 6 May 2023, at Westminster Abbey. A spectacular day watched by...